Everyone has off days every once in a while, but you should never let that stop you from enjoying your life or feeling good about yourself. Music is one of the easiest ways to change your mood, so here are five songs that can help you when you’re feeling down!
ITZY – “Not Shy”
The bold “Not Shy” sees Korean group ITZY gaining the courage to tell a crush about their feelings over a fun, saxophone-tinged instrumental. It’s a great way to motivate yourself if there’s something you’ve been putting off, or if you just need a feel-good track to get you going! Get to know ITZY on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their official website!
L’FREAQ – “Showgirl”
Brooklyn native Lea Cappelli delivers a soulful, empowering anthem with “Showgirl,” a track inspired by her relationship with her mother. After Cappelli’s parents divorced and her mom started dating a “musician who was an all-around bad character,” she had to redefine and rediscover her love of music, which she managed to do while becoming even closer with her mother. You can connect with L’FREAQ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her official website ahead of her September Showgirl EP!
Rarin – “Big Spendin’”
Hot off the tails of his Toxic Ends mixtape, Rarin released a fun visual for “Big Spendin’” in early July. He describes the hip-hop track as one about “‘leveling up’ from [a] previous dark state to become the most polished version of [yourself],” making it the perfect soundtrack for gaining confidence and pushing past what challenges you. Find out more about Rarin on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter!
Rap-Unzel – “Bragg”
If you’re feeling insecure, “Bragg” can bring you right back up! The second track of Rap-Unzel’s recent Pun Intended EP sees her flexing her accomplishments and confidence as she basks in her hard work. Her vibes will rub off on you! Get to know Rap-Unzel on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.
Tony and The Kiki – “Light It Up”
Once you listen to glam rock banger “Light It Up,” you’ll find it nearly impossible to believe it’s only the group’s debut single, which they describe as an ode to “shining so bright you spark enchanted flames and clear all the fuckery away.” Lead singer Anthony Alfaro growls with a tenacity reminiscent of greats like The Rolling Stones and AC/DC, who the band recently covered. Keep up with what’s next for Tony and The Kiki on Instagram, TikTok, and their official website!
Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.